Tag Archives: australia

G20 meetings to cost Australian tax payers $500 million

Army helicopter Brisbane G20

Australia will spend over $500 million hosting this year’s G20 meetings. In the world of ordinary taxpayers that is a lot of money that could otherwise be spent in the nation’s schools, hospitals or other worthwhile public purposes. So what are the benefits of the G20 and can the world’s self-described “premier economic forum” justify its existence? The G20 came ... Read More »

Australian Prime Minister vows to ‘shirtfront’ Putin at G20 meeting

Tony Abbott Putin

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he will “shirtfront” Russian president Vladimir Putin when the pair meet at the G20 meeting in Brisbane next month. Mr Abbott confirmed he would hold a bilateral meeting with Mr Putin to raise concerns over the deaths of Australians in the MH17 disaster. Twenty-seven Australians and 11 others with permanent residency died when the plane ... Read More »

Australia to pass NDAA style indefinite detention law

Sydney

Following Australia’s passing of draconian anti-terror laws late September, the country took another step in the direction. This may allow its security services to detain anyone without charge even before other methods of questioning have been exhausted. The proposed new laws will be subject to a parliamentary inquiry’s decision before being passed, but the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) is ... Read More »

New Australian law sees journalists facing 10yrs in prison

Australia journalism

Australia’s lower house of parliament has passed the first in a series of counter-terrorism amendments toughening the country’s national security law. The new legislation could see journalists jailed for reporting on related matters. National Security Amendments Bill (No. 1), passed by Australia’s House of Representatives on Wednesday, says a person who discloses information relating to a special intelligence operation may ... Read More »

Australia passes draconian laws, false flag likely

Senate Australia

Editor’s note: the level of fear mongering going on in Australia at the moment is at levels never before seen. Police are out everywhere in numbers, the media is non stop pushing the ISIS threat into the public’s faces. Australia has been placed on what we would call ‘high false flag alert’. Understanding how the power structure thinks, and how ... Read More »

Australian PM: freedom must be given up for security

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Australia aims to strengthen security by introducing new legislation to combat homegrown terrorism, said PM Tony Abbott. The new laws will criminalize travel to some conflict areas and grant authorities broader access to citizens’ communications. “Regrettably, for some time to come, the delicate balance between freedom and security may have to shift,” Prime Minister Tony Abbott said in a statement ... Read More »

Australian false flag exposed or pure stupidity?

QANTAS Australia

Editor’s note: with the Australian media moving into high gear with its propaganda threat of Russia, China, ISIS, bikie gangs, sharks and any other boogeyman they can create to keep the people in fear, coupled with the ASIO and AFP chiefs coming out today saying that the terrorist threat levels need to be raised. Not to mention the massive increase in security ... Read More »

New ad from Australian bank will shock you

ANZ

If you’re looking around right now for a new bank account that pays a reasonable rate of return, ANZ bank has a hell of a deal for you: 0%! That’s right. ANZ is offering its depositors absolutely zero interest. Now, a bank paying 0% isn’t exactly abnormal in today’s banking environment. But what’s really strange is that ANZ actually took out an ... Read More »

Australia to open embassy in Kiev and provide military assistance

Australia Tony Abbott

Australia will open an embassy in Kiev and is considering providing military assistance to Ukraine as it battles Russian-backed rebels, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has told Parliament. Mr Abbott said the “interim” embassy would support nine Australian Federal Police investigators who are in Ukraine investigating the Malaysia Airlines MH17 tragedy. He said the Government was also considering short-term humanitarian and ... Read More »

Media banned from reporting on Reserve Bank of Australia corruption scandal

Reserve Bank

On 29 July 2014, WikiLeaks releases an unprecedented Australian censorship order concerning a multi-million dollar corruption case explicitly naming the current and past heads of state of Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, their relatives and other senior officials. The super-injunction invokes “national security” grounds to prevent reporting about the case, by anyone, in order to “prevent damage to Australia‘s international relations”. ... Read More »